Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 75%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Jason Altmire 48%
Rob Andrews 71%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Steve Austria 21%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Brian Baird 52%
John Barrow 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 28%
Max Baucus 55%
Melissa Bean 56%
Mark Begich 56%
Bob Bennett 24%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 84%
Marion Berry 44%
Judy Biggert 37%
Brian Bilbray 34%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Tim Bishop 78%
John Boccieri 56%
Kit Bond 36%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 19%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 68%
Rick Boucher 45%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bruce Braley 88%
Bobby Bright 40%
Paul Broun 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 14%
Scott Brown 37%
Ginny Brown-Waite 27%
Jim Bunning 17%
Dan Burton 3%
Steve Buyer 25%
Dave Camp 24%
John Campbell III 10%
Eric Cantor 9%
Joseph Cao 41%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 69%
Christopher Carney 49%
Mike Castle 41%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 42%
Howard Coble 6%
Thomas Coburn 13%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 63%
Mark Critz 53%
Kathy Dahlkemper 53%
Artur Davis 47%
Geoff Davis 18%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 35%
Norm Dicks 86%
John Dingell 88%
Charles Djou 38%
Chris Dodd 64%
Byron Dorgan 70%
David Dreier 27%
Steve Driehaus 57%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 51%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
John Ensign 22%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Russ Feingold 42%
Bob Filner 71%
Barney Frank 90%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Jim Gerlach 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 46%
Phil Gingrey 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Bart Gordon 63%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 22%
Kay Hagan 54%
John Hall 78%
Ralph Hall 25%
Debbie Halvorson 54%
Phil Hare 69%
Tom Harkin 73%
Jane Harman 66%
Doc Hastings 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Baron Hill 54%
Maurice Hinchey 84%
Paul Hodes 49%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Kay Hutchison 19%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 15%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 73%
Mike Johanns 27%
Timothy Johnson 74%
Tim Johnson 39%
Steve Kagen 67%
Paul Kanjorski 68%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Mary Jo Kilroy 72%
Jack Kingston 11%
Larry Kissell 53%
Ron Klein 61%
Herb Kohl 64%
Suzanne Kosmas 57%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 47%
Dennis Kucinich 73%
Jon Kyl 14%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Tom Latham 30%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
Chris Lee 35%
George LeMieux 32%
Carl Levin 88%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 51%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
John Linder 13%
Dick Lugar 29%
Dan Lungren 28%
Connie Mack IV 15%
Dan Maffei 58%
Don Manzullo 29%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 42%
Jim Matheson 45%
Carolyn McCarthy 82%
Thaddeus McCotter 34%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 11%
Michael McMahon 44%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 49%
Mike Michaud 60%
Gary Miller 24%
George Miller 90%
Brad Miller 86%
Walt Minnick 41%
Harry Mitchell 42%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 65%
Jim Moran, Jr. 62%
Patrick Murphy 58%
Scott Murphy 48%
Sue Myrick 9%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 43%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Bill Owens 45%
Ed Pastor 63%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 77%
Tom Perriello 49%
Tom Petri 30%
Todd Platts 37%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Mark Pryor 45%
Nick Rahall II 67%
Denny Rehberg 23%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 66%
Jay Rockefeller IV 61%
Ciro Rodriguez 56%
Mike Rogers 29%
Mike Ross 47%
Steve Rothman 78%
John Salazar 52%
Mark Schauer 53%
Jean Schmidt 3%
Aaron Schock 30%
Allyson Schwartz 68%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 78%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 86%
Heath Shuler 47%
Ike Skelton 46%
Olympia Snowe 39%
Vic Snyder 72%
Zack Space 47%
Arlen Specter 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 66%
Pete Stark 70%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sullivan 7%
Betty Sutton 80%
John Tanner 46%
Gene Taylor 41%
Harry Teague 45%
Lee Terry 32%
Todd Tiahrt 12%
John Tierney 84%
Ed Towns 76%
Mark Udall 48%
George Voinovich 38%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 78%
Henry Waxman 90%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%
Anthony Weiner 73%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 62%
Frank Wolf 36%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 59%
Bill Young 36%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 78%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 49%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 78%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 76%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 87%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 58%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 84%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 73%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 85%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 90%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 90%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 77%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 84%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 71%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 53%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 71%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 43%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 62%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 55%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 76%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 54%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 54%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 48%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 68%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 73%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 55%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 80%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 85%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 61%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 69%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 77%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 59%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 83%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 54%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 61%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 90%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 64%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 78%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 63%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 76%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 68%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 66%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 43%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 88%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 88%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 88%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 77%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 58%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 80%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 59%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 46%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 72%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 90%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 84%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 65%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 69%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 51%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 90%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 87%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 71%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 85%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 65%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 65%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 61%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 82%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 87%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 80%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 57%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 69%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 73%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 62%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 86%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 83%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 52%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 84%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 88%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 52%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 64%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 51%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 90%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 86%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 71%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 59%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 53%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 82%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 76%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 64%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 88%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 77%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 90%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 80%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 62%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 72%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 43%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 64%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 15%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 34%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 15%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 4%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 23%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 29%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 7%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 35%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 30%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 38%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 9%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 32%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 27%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 20%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 25%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 5%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 33%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 40%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 36%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 27%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 16%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 3%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 16%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 27%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 37%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 7%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 31%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 10%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 21%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 34%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 30%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 16%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 26%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 7%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 22%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 18%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 21%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 36%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 4%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 37%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 15%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 11%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 19%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 14%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 26%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 22%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 4%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 17%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 24%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 31%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 12%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 35%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 39%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 3%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 30%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 11%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 33%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 8%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 33%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 38%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 18%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 22%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 22%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 23%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 35%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 19%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 24%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 23%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 27%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 18%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 37%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 26%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 32%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 27%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 26%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 31%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 32%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 14%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 18%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 34%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 37%

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